Project Coordinator / Interim Executive Director
Transform 1012 Leadership Coalition
Contract - Six Months
May 18, 2021, 1:00:00 AM
Transform 1012 N. Main Street, the project to acquire the former Ku Klux Klan building in Fort
Worth, Texas, is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our team for six months to complete its
feasibility study phase to transform this site into a center and museum for art and community
healing (). The project is led by the 1012 Leadership Coalition, a
collective of seven community organizations who represent and/or serve all the communities
targeted by the KKK for violence and marginalization in the 1920s, when the building was built.
One of the objectives of this project is to return resources to these communities, which
underscores this project’s overarching mission of reparative justice.
The Project Coordinator position is an Independent Contractor position and funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. The Project Coordinator could be either local to DFW or remote.
The grant provides for the additional hiring of two other positions, for which we are also accepting applications:
- Development Consultant to create a grant calendar, a funding plan for after the building has opened, and to begin writing critical grant applications during the six-month period
- Communications Specialist to create and realize a strategy for external and internal communications
Both of these positions will report directly to the Project Coordinator; the Project Coordinator will report to the Board. Team applications will be considered.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Joining forces with the 1012 Leadership Coalition will require a professional with prior experience with 1) the formation of a 501(c)3 (currently in process) and 2) the completion of a feasibility study (financial feasibility for future planning of the building; programming costs and operational costs as well as the identification of potential grant and funding sources).
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as internal manager and representative of the project and program
Work with 1012 Leadership Coalition (1012 LC) to complete a 501(c)3 formation
Work with 1012 LC to formalize the relationship of stakeholders who have agreed to serve on an Advisory Circle
Facilitate and organize meetings of the 1012 Leadership Coalition, Advisory Circle, and any other special or stated meetings of the organization
Find, build, maintain, and grow relationships with potential and current funders—individuals, foundations, governmental entities, or other sources
Work with existing and future project stakeholders to deliver the vision of the project
Support the project through existing and future networks of project team members, such as grant writers, fundraisers, community co-creators, volunteers, city leaders, project manager, architects, engineers, contractors, board members, coalition members, and others
Work closely with the board of directors (1012 LC as program-based direction and fiscal-based board members) to develop long-term strategy, program goals, policies, and other decisions needed to create a thriving, creative program
Lead/manage a team of creative and driven individuals to deliver the projects goals, as determined by the Project Coordinator and the board
Serve as a primary spokesperson of the Transform 1012 N. Main Street project for all stakeholders—community leaders and members, media, governmental entities, etc.
Serve as emissary and representative of the organization at various stakeholder events, such as community meetings, fundraisers, and events
Ensure and provide detailed financial oversight and management, with an understanding of the trusteeship of these resources for the core goals of the organization
Provide data and reports to 1012 LC and board of directors to enable effective decision-making
Contribute to developing frameworks for project structure, including board and committee structures and staffing plans
Candidates will have the ability to thrive in a start-up environment and the experience with developing systems and processes that are in alignment with projects driven by a social justice and community-based mission. The ideal candidate will have a pragmatic and creative approach to developing processes that contribute to the completion of the project’s feasibility study and 501(c)3. Candidates should have at least five years of related experience.
Qualifications include, but are not limited to:
Prior experience working in a similar or related role
Ability to advance a community-based project into an organized and systematic program
Experience developing and bringing to fruition programs engaged with historically under-served communities
Knowledge of working with the challenges and opportunities of cultural/educational programming within an adaptive reuse historic building
Strategic approach to driving operational and financial management for a nonprofit arts/community organization
Demonstrated ability partnering with individuals from a plurality of racial, social, economic, and cultural experiences
Agility in communications with both community and project stakeholders
Ability to be flexible and able to shift priorities as demands change
Gracious, diplomatic approach to delivering and receiving feedback
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with extreme attention to detail
Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft office
Local (North Texas) experience is preferred but not required
Ability to read/write/speak Spanish is preferred but not required
COMPENSATION & APPLICATION PROCESS
This is a six-month contract-based position funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Compensation is up to $30,000 based upon experience. Additional compensation, if deemed warranted after the initial phases of the project, could be considered through additional grants from other funding organizations. Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to respond to telephone inquiries.
A cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position
A current CV with three references
A writing sample and a sample of a prior project proposal, including budget (with appropriate redactions for privacy) or the equivalent
Targeted start date is by July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin June 1 and will be received until the position is filled.
EEOC / ADA STATEMENT
Transform 1012 N. Main Street is fully committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and to
attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting employees without regard to their race,
gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), color, religion,
sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic disposition, physical or mental disability,
citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or
local law. We strive to provide a work environment free from discrimination and harassment,
and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. It is our intention that all qualified
applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We offer reasonable accommodation during the employment process for individuals
with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a
disability, you may request accommodation at any time.
Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, TX, USA or Remote